• Balloons launched in Principal Thurman's memory

     As if on cue, the clouds disappeared, the rain ceased, and the sun came out last Tuesday as students and staff honored their late principal, Amber Thurman, with a celebration of life service and balloon launch.

  • Amanda Reed named interim principal at ALES

     Amanda Reed has been appointed interim principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School for the remainder of the school year.

  • School Calendar updated 1-24-12

    School will be in session Feb. 17. (School was originally scheduled to be closed that day.) Spring break is April 9-13.

    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 26 – Science Fair Help Night, 5-7, in the cafeteria
    March 27 – Kindergarten registration, 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria

  • ALES students explore Shakespeare, dance and acting

    Last week, the age old story of Romeo and Juliet was rewritten with a happy ending because of a little creativity of the students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary.
    The selected scenes were presented as an interactive play for primary students and then again for the intermediate classes. The children also learned about William Shakespeare, dance and acting.
    The performance was given by the Kentucky Shakespeare Company and was sponsored by Wonderful Wednesday.

  • Merryman named to honor roll
  • Scholarship Calendar updated 1-24-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Farm Kids for College

  • High school seniors should begin filling out FAFSA

    High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    The information on the FAFSA determines if students qualify for federal and state grants and for federal student loans. Also, many colleges use the information to award grants and scholarships administered by the school. Therefore, students should submit the FAFSA even if they feel it is unlikely they will qualify for aid.

  • High school students get a lesson in leadership

    A good leader follows the Golden Rule in that he is more interested in others than in himself.
    That was the tenet Mark Needham, special assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, shared with Teens Leading Kids at LaRue County High School Jan. 19.
    Needham, executive director and chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, should know leadership. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 earning a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a commission as an armor officer.  

  • Fraser takes fourth in Black Warrior tourney

     Twenty members of Western Kentucky University’s national champion forensic team, including one from LaRue County, kicked off competition for the spring semester by winning two tournaments hosted on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, took fourth in impromptu speaking at the Black Warrior tournament/AFA qualifier.

  • School board prepares for possible cuts

     The LaRue County School Board approved the review draft budget for 2012-13 at last Tuesday's meeting.

    Board member Norbert Skees asked if anything stood out with the budget this year. Superintendent Sam Sanders replied that “it looks terrible right now” due to projected cuts in education. Sanders noted no layoffs or staff cuts are projected.

    Sanders added that the draft is in early stages of development. Discussion among the board led to comments that “education was on the table” and cuts as steep as 8.4 percent could be seen.